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Bigsmoke

Wakefield, UK

#930 Jan 3, 2013
big mike M wrote:
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Tribalism(to what it means to me:
1."Only loyal to ONE specific group"
2. Ignores individuality
Sure it may sound good on paper just like communism. But look at people like AAA,Unique2,SassynTrashy. Not even, look at how the Nazis thought Germans were better than everyone.
Tribalism doesn't allow open minded people. Fact.
Indeed.

Tribalism is the root of all conflicts.
Bigsmoke

Wakefield, UK

#931 Jan 3, 2013
PANMA19 wrote:
<quoted text>Okay, can you please state the definition of tribalism(what you believe it means) because I am thinking Tribalism would have been a good thing because if the different tribes possessed tribalism then maybe they would have not joined forces with the Europeans.
Also, Tribalism "to me" means unity in some way because the people within holds certain qualities that brings them together.
Tribalism only unifies the tribe and unless that tribe included all Africans it would mean more than one tribe existing. Conflict can occur and it did, in fact Africa was made up of thousands of tribes in the 15th century.

Central-West Africa in the 15th century was in tribal chaos. You had states, kingdoms, simple tribes and raiding ''Arabs'' basically all indulging in capturing peoples into slavery. Such an environment was ideal for the ''Atlantic Slave Trade''.
Bigsmoke

Wakefield, UK

#932 Jan 3, 2013
PANMA19 wrote:
<quoted text>This comment pertains to your previous post: According to history it was not tribalism but greed. White people even have indentured servants that were white people.
I'm not talking about why one would own a slave rather how it was possible for 12 million African captives to be forcibly transported to the Americas over a 386 year period by Europeans where it was independent African establishments supplying the captives for the most part.

Tribalism.

Also wealthy Europeans used poor Europeans as indentured servants, there is a thing called a ''class system'' in places like the UK. Classes = tribes. The distinction is there.

Tribalism.

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#933 Jan 3, 2013
big mike M wrote:
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It should be simple..."Divide and Conquer". Which is what the Europeans used against not only Africans, but non Europeans around the world.
Africans made it possible for them to be conquered because they were to tribal to recognize a more deadly enemy(Europeans). Africans sided with the Europeans to defeat and conquer other African tribes.
Those Africans that sided with the Europeans were later conquered themselves by the Europeans. Their tribalism didn't let them see who the real enemies were. The Chinese and Indians didn't have that. Even though they were defeated by the Europeans, ethic groups in China and India put aside their differences to battle the Europeans.
This isn't rocket science.
This is true but nobody will admit it.

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#934 Jan 3, 2013
big mike M wrote:
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Tribalism(to what it means to me:
1."Only loyal to ONE specific group"
2. Ignores individuality
Sure it may sound good on paper just like communism. But look at people like AAA,Unique2,SassynTrashy. Not even, look at how the Nazis thought Germans were better than everyone.
Tribalism doesn't allow open minded people. Fact.
But I am open minded and let's not forget who sent my people to America. I have a right to be a little tribal.
Bigsmoke

Wakefield, UK

#935 Jan 3, 2013
My tribe is ''human'' to be precise ''Sapien'', if Neanderthals were still alive although human also they're not part of my tribe (Sapien).

I know I could kill or sell a Neanderthal into slavery without a care. I'm pretty much the same with all other species of animal, I have no feelings for them but at the same time I do not go out of my way to hurt them.

I'm sure it was people like me who helped drive Neanderthals into extinction.

“Incoming Humor. :)”

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#936 Jan 3, 2013
big mike M wrote:
<quoted text>
Tribalism(to what it means to me:
1."Only loyal to ONE specific group"
2. Ignores individuality
Sure it may sound good on paper just like communism. But look at people like AAA,Unique2,SassynTrashy. Not even, look at how the Nazis thought Germans were better than everyone.
Tribalism doesn't allow open minded people. Fact.
1. that is good( to a certain extent)
2. I do not think so. What do you mean individuality? Uh, people to have difference characteristics, facial features, religion, culture...etc
You know, I read that ethnicities are bound together by cultures-does not matter if one another is a different race. So would you call that tribalism?

Just because they thought they were better does not mean they actually were.
Because of their tribalism they were able to succeed therefore(to me) it was not necessarily tribalism but how it was used.

what do you mean open minded? Not allowing people who are different in thought, appearance...etc to be a part of who they are?

If so, maybe some people simply want to protect what rightfully belongs to them. Something that is seen as sacred to them but not others.
Is that a bad thing?:P

Overall I think Tribalism is a good thing. I seriously do not see anything wrong with it.
Unique2

Macon, GA

#937 Jan 3, 2013
Tribalism and ethnic pride are two different things. There's nothing wrong with loving your own group and recognizing it's uniqueness.

“Incoming Humor. :)”

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#938 Jan 3, 2013
Bigsmoke wrote:
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I'm not talking about why one would own a slave rather how it was possible for 12 million African captives to be forcibly transported to the Americas over a 386 year period by Europeans where it was independent African establishments supplying the captives for the most part.
Tribalism.
Also wealthy Europeans used poor Europeans as indentured servants, there is a thing called a ''class system'' in places like the UK. Classes = tribes. The distinction is there.
Tribalism.
My comment to Bigmike:
You know, I read that ethnicities are bound together by cultures-does not matter if one another is a different race. So would you call that tribalism?

Just because they thought they were better does not mean they actually were.
Because of their tribalism they were able to succeed therefore(to me) it was not necessarily tribalism but how it was used.

what do you mean open minded? Not allowing people who are different in thought, appearance...etc to be a part of who they are?

If so, maybe some people simply want to protect what rightfully belongs to them. Something that is seen as sacred to them but not others.
Is that a bad thing?:P

Overall I think Tribalism is a good thing. I seriously do not see anything wrong with it.

My comment to Bigmike.

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#939 Jan 3, 2013
Unique2 wrote:
Tribalism and ethnic pride are two different things. There's nothing wrong with loving your own group and recognizing it's uniqueness.
Real truth!
Bigsmoke

Wakefield, UK

#940 Jan 3, 2013
You mean Bigsmoke*?:)
PANMA19 wrote:
<quoted text>My comment to Bigmike:
You know, I read that ethnicities are bound together by cultures-does not matter if one another is a different race. So would you call that tribalism?
No, that is a tribe. The behaviours or attitudes which stem from ones loyalty to the tribe will be tribalism not the tribe itself.

For example the term ''African American'' is not tribalism it's a tribe but when an individual who feels as though they're ''African American'' behaves or has an attitude in relation to their loyalty to being ''African American'' then that is tribalism.
PANMA19 wrote:
<quoted text>
Just because they thought they were better does not mean they actually were.
Because of their tribalism they were able to succeed therefore(to me) it was not necessarily tribalism but how it was used.
what do you mean open minded? Not allowing people who are different in thought, appearance...etc to be a part of who they are?
Tribalism does not create success it in fact leaves many vulnerable to exploitation.
PANMA19 wrote:
<quoted text>
If so, maybe some people simply want to protect what rightfully belongs to them. Something that is seen as sacred to them but not others.
Is that a bad thing?:P
Overall I think Tribalism is a good thing. I seriously do not see anything wrong with it.
My comment to Bigmike.
''Belongs''?

Culture is taught, we're English speakers right? Did we have to buy it from an Englishman?

Tribalism is not good what so ever. There is nothing positive about it.

“Incoming Humor. :)”

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#941 Jan 3, 2013
Bigsmoke wrote:
You mean Bigsmoke*?:)
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No, that is a tribe. The behaviours or attitudes which stem from ones loyalty to the tribe will be tribalism not the tribe itself.
For example the term ''African American'' is not tribalism it's a tribe but when an individual who feels as though they're ''African American'' behaves or has an attitude in relation to their loyalty to being ''African American'' then that is tribalism.
<quoted text>
Tribalism does not create success it in fact leaves many vulnerable to exploitation.
<quoted text>
''Belongs''?
Culture is taught, we're English speakers right? Did we have to buy it from an Englishman?
Tribalism is not good what so ever. There is nothing positive about it.
No, this is the same comment I wrote to Bigmike, did not want to confuse you that is all.

Anyway, overall I stand by my past statements and I am finished debating ^_^

Panma19 out.:p

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Magnolia, TX

#943 Jan 3, 2013
Blaq honey wrote:
<quoted text> I must agree
She reminds me of when I first went away to college and started hangin with some black Muslims on my floor they had me reading all these black conscience books, burning incense and wearing African clothes lol! So glad I passed thru that stage those books are full of it!! Bunch of made up HOO HA trying to make you feel special
Lol!
ashanti king

Drexel Hill, PA

#944 Jan 3, 2013
Unique2 wrote:
Tribalism and ethnic pride are two different things. There's nothing wrong with loving your own group and recognizing it's uniqueness.
What you display is not ethnic pride but tribalism. Extreme ethnic pride is the prerequisite to tribalism.

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#945 Jan 3, 2013
SEXYBLKWOMAN wrote:
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No need to get snippy..
He has got an impersonator... I think he was flattered at first, but now the impersonator has become a liability.

*Chuckles*

“Try harder :)”

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Since: Oct 11

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#946 Jan 3, 2013
ashanti king wrote:
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Not just Africans, while Africans was dealing tribal wars Indians was dealing with something worser than tribalism. Religion division among Muslims and Hindu. Which is still going on as we speak. India and Pakistan
Yeah...Still Tribalism.

“Try harder :)”

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#947 Jan 3, 2013
sassyntrashy wrote:
<quoted text>This is true but nobody will admit it.
Yep...

“Try harder :)”

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#948 Jan 3, 2013
sassyntrashy wrote:
<quoted text>But I am open minded and let's not forget who sent my people to America. I have a right to be a little tribal.
No ones saying you CAN'T be tribal if you want. I'm just saying it has negative effects similar to alcohol.
Somali

Earlville, NY

#949 Jan 3, 2013
Monique and obeised
Unique2

Macon, GA

#950 Jan 3, 2013
ashanti king wrote:
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What you display is not ethnic pride but tribalism. Extreme ethnic pride is the prerequisite to tribalism.
No, examples of EXTREME ethnic pide are people who advocate hatred, violence or genocide against other groups. I've never done that and I don't know of any regular posters here that have done anything that.

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